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Para-Swimming stars heading to World Championships

Saturday, 18 April 2015, 10:10 am | Paralympics NZ

Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) is thrilled to announce their team for the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow in July. This follows a stellar week of competition at the Swimming NZ Open Championships where eight Para-Swimmers earned their place ... More >>

Swimming Boss Delighted with Performances

Saturday, 18 April 2015, 10:05 am | Swimming NZ

Swimming New Zealand will send a 10-strong team following an encouraging New Zealand Open Championships that finished in Auckland tonight. More >>

Laurie And Mark Fly Kiwi Flag High in Vegas

Friday, 17 April 2015, 7:23 pm | Black Balloon

Katie Laurie and Dunstan Kiwi Iron Mark sit on 15 points heading into the next round of the 2015 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final in Las Vegas after a sterling effort today saw them take just a single rail to finish in 26th place of the 41 starters. More >>

Many faces gather to examine the future judging system

Friday, 17 April 2015, 5:37 pm | Te Matatini

Close to a 100 people including judges and group leaders from NZ and Australia gathered at a hui in Rotorua this weekend to discuss and review judging processes used at Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival. More >>

Great War Exhibition Announces Principal Partner

Friday, 17 April 2015, 4:05 pm | Ministry of Culture and Heritage

The National Military Heritage Charitable Trust today opened the doors of the Great War Exhibition in a special preview to thank the many individuals and organisations who have helped create it. More >>

Te Papa and Weta Workshop open Gallipoli exhibition

Friday, 17 April 2015, 3:22 pm | Te Papa

A ground-breaking national exhibition opens at Te Papa on 18 April, to mark the centenary of the First World War. More >>

NZME Supports RSA with Virtual Poppy Campaign

Friday, 17 April 2015, 3:12 pm | NZME.

NZME donates $20,000 to start the ‘Pin a Poppy Appeal’ New Zealand’s Poppy Day is something many Kiwis mark proudly each year by getting a traditional RSA fabric poppy in return for a donation. It’s the symbol of remembrance for those who fought ... More >>

Karyn Hay to Fly Solo on RadioLIVE

Friday, 17 April 2015, 3:09 pm | Mediaworks

Karyn Hay to Fly Solo on Radiolive Karyn Hay will be the solo host of RadioLIVE’s evening talk show after Anzac Weekend, with co-host Andrew Fagan, leaving the station. GM Talk Brands, Jana Rangooni says: “On behalf of MediaWorks, I want to thank Andrew ... More >>

Racing Ministers tax comments "Naive".

Friday, 17 April 2015, 3:07 pm | Greyhound Protection League NZ

Racing critics are pouring scorn on Racing Minister Nathan Guys comments about revenue lost offshore to overseas bookmakers. More >>

The Rock presents the NZ Music Month Sessions

Friday, 17 April 2015, 3:01 pm | The Rock FM

Five of Auckland’s top bands Fire At Will, Ekko Park, Silence The City, New Reptiles & Valedictions are set to rock the NZ Music Month Sessions at the Ding Dong Lounge in Auckland CBD next month. More >>

SKYCITY Hotel Concierge gains prestigious Les Clef d’Or

Friday, 17 April 2015, 2:48 pm | SKYCITY

SKYCITY Grand Hotel Concierge gains prestigious Les Clef d’Or approval SKYCITY Grand Hotel Concierge, Jose Leano, is one of New Zealand’s newest members of Concierge society, Les Clefs d’Or, adding to SKYCITY Grand Hotel’s growing team of Les ... More >>

Royal Gun Salute to Mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Birthday

Friday, 17 April 2015, 2:45 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Royal Gun Salute to Mark Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Birthday Personnel of the 16th Field Regiment, Royal New Zealand Artillery will mark the 89th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, with a 21-gun salute at midday on 21 April at ... More >>

Te Papa seeks musical Matariki stars

Friday, 17 April 2015, 2:38 pm | Te Papa

Put down your air guitar and pick up the real thing. Te Papa launches a nationwide search for four sensational musicians today as part of its 2015 Matariki celebrations. Te Papa is inviting musicians to compose and perform an original waiata themed around ... More >>

Southern Sinfonia to perform at Wanaka Festival of Colour

Friday, 17 April 2015, 2:12 pm | Southern Sinfonia

Southern Sinfonia and eminent New Zealand artists joined by top international conductor to introduce painter Frances Hodgkins Lovers of New Zealand art, drama, music and literature have a one-stop treat in store for them on Sunday 26th April. As part ... More >>

Tidemand breaks sub-minute barrier

Friday, 17 April 2015, 2:12 pm | International Rally of Whangarei

Driving a Skoda Fabia S2000 specification car, former Swedish Rally Champion Pontus Tidemand has set a fastest time of 58.8 sec at today’s shakedown ahead of this weekend’s International Rally of Whangarei. The test precedes the three-day competition ... More >>

Auckland season extended due to huge demand

Friday, 17 April 2015, 1:56 pm | Skip Ink

Due to overwhelming demand, an additional week of performances has been added to the Auckland season of the West End stage spectacular, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN . More >>

Te Papa unpacks new art treasures at Whangarei Art Museum

Friday, 17 April 2015, 1:47 pm | Te Papa

More treasures from the national art collection will be unveiled at the Whangarei Art Museum over the coming year in the second season of Unpacked – Treasures from Te Papa. More >>

Something is Rotten

Friday, 17 April 2015, 1:40 pm | Echo Publishing

When budding writer Brent Taylor dies a horrific death in the Auckland University Library, his friend, sex worker Jade Amaro, refuses to believe it is suicide. She seeks help from Sam Hallberg, a former government advisor on terrorism, now working ... More >>

Thursday Sports Night Kicks Off Soon on Māori Television

Friday, 17 April 2015, 1:40 pm | Maori Television

Whether you’re into fishing, rugby, netball or hunting, Māori Television has something for every armchair sports fan in its new season of Thursday sports nights, starting April 30. More >>

iHeartRadio launches new ANZAC Day Remembered station

Friday, 17 April 2015, 1:30 pm | iHeartRadio NZ

17 April 2015 – iHeartRadio New Zealand has launched a new station ANZAC Day Remembered to commemorate all New Zealanders killed in war and honour the returned service people. More >>

Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War – First Look

Friday, 17 April 2015, 1:13 pm | Francis Cook

Te Papa today allowed media access to their new exhibition Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War . The exhibition was curated with help from Weta Workshop to deliver an immersive, realistic and even disorienting experience. More >>

Replica Bell Tea Tin Commemorates 100 Years since Gallipoli

Friday, 17 April 2015, 12:44 pm | Bell Tea

100 years ago, a Bell Tea one-pound tin packed to the brim with mementos, practical items and notes from home was a beacon of hope for the 100,000 New Zealanders who went to war. More >>

Best of the Billys, hosted by Ben Burley

Friday, 17 April 2015, 12:14 pm | Elephant Publicity

New Zealand Comedy Trust & Skycity Theatre presents Best of the Billys, hosted by Ben Burley More >>

Record Store Day // Label Drop

Friday, 17 April 2015, 12:03 pm | The Label

The Ladies at the Label have sought out some of the sweetest rareties for you, just in time for Record Store Day! Get your list out: More >>

Face-to-face interactions replaced with electronic ones

Friday, 17 April 2015, 12:01 pm | Nielsen NZ

A new reality: three-quarters of New Zealanders believe face-to-face interactions are being replaced with electronic ones More >>

Giant pou towers at The Dowse

Friday, 17 April 2015, 10:33 am | The Dowse

Visitors to The Dowse Art Museum are awe-struck by the scale of a new pou by artist Reweti Arapere (Ngati Raukawa te au ki te Tonga, Ngati Tuwharetoa, Ngati Porou) on show until 2 August 2015. Standing 4 metres high, Rangimatua (Sky father), represents ... More >>

MIDGE URE - the voice of Ultravox - tour starts tonight!

Friday, 17 April 2015, 10:17 am | Plus1

Hot on the heels of sold out Australian shows, Plus1 proudly presents MIDGE URE - back in New Zealand for the first time since Sweetwaters '82 - for a four date solo tour. More >>

Murder Mystery Dinner by Ellerslie Theatrical Society

Friday, 17 April 2015, 10:14 am | Ellerslie Theatrical Society

Dust off your tiaras and dunk your diamonds! Dame Nivea Olay – Prima Ballerina Absoluta (retired) is hosting two Murder Mystery Dinners. Be prepared for mayhem and a touch of murder as Dame Nivea holds these special fundraising nights so she ... More >>

New Super Animals munch their way to Countdown

Friday, 17 April 2015, 9:47 am | Countdown Supermarket

Friday, 17 April: Hot on the heels of the popular Super Animals collectible craze, Countdown is launching a second round with new Super Animals sound cards to raise more money for the Royal New Zealand SPCA (RNZSPCA). From Saturday 18 April, 72 new ... More >>

Public Voting Begins for Mr Gay World

Friday, 17 April 2015, 9:46 am | Mr Gay World

Live public voting has opened in the lead-up to the Mr Gay World Competition that commences in South Africa in ten days. More >>

White Poppies for Peace Annual Appeal, 17 to 24 April

Friday, 17 April 2015, 9:41 am | White Poppies for Peace

The White Poppies for Peace Annual Appeal, the main fundraiser for the White Poppy Peace Scholarships, starts today and runs through until Friday, 24 April. More >>

Don McGlashan Releases New Album "Lucky Stars"

Friday, 17 April 2015, 9:40 am | The Maple

Today New Zealand sees the unveiling of Lucky Stars by pre-eminent singer/songwriter Don McGlashan, a new collection of 10 highly personal songs exploring love, regret and mortality. The record contains many songs which are very personal reflections ... More >>

Student Cycling to Paris to Raise Climate Change Concerns

Friday, 17 April 2015, 9:30 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury postgraduate student is on a campaign cycling from the Pole to Paris in time for a United Nations meeting to negotiate a climate deal at the 21st Congress of the Parties in December. More >>

WWI Memorial Forest to take root with ANZAC Day plantings

Friday, 17 April 2015, 9:26 am | Thames Coromandel District Council

ANZAC Day will see the first trees planted in our Council's World War I Memorial Forest. More >>

Candidates keen to hear voices of Ngāti Maniapoto whānau

Friday, 17 April 2015, 9:23 am | Maniapoto Maori Business Network

Providing a platform for Ngāti Maniapoto voices worldwide is the primary motivation behind launched today by a group of candidates contesting this year’s Maniapoto Māori Trust Board elections. More >>

TrebleCone Book Wins Skiing History Association's Award

Friday, 17 April 2015, 9:20 am | TrebleCone

Treble Cone Book Wins International Skiing History Association’s Award The Treble Cone (Wanaka, New Zealand) history book written by Matt Conway and released by Treble Cone Ski Area in Wanaka in winter 2014, was recognised by the International Skiing ... More >>

Artfront: Flags for Te Wero Island

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 5:37 pm | The Maple

This summer, Wynyard Quarter has played host to a range of temporal artworks from local artists with ARTFRONT, an on-going exhibition situated on Auckland’s waterfront. The most recent has just been installed - the immersive, contemplative experience ... More >>

Legendary Gurkhas to Visit Youth On Life-Affirming Course

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 5:03 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Legendary Gurkhas to Visit Youth On Life-Affirming Course Soldiers from B (Sari Bari) Company 1 Royal Gurkha Rifles (1RGR) will visit youth taking part in the Limited Service Volunteer (LSV) course in Trentham tomorrow. Personnel from 1RGR are in the ... More >>

Contiki “RoadTrip”

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 4:31 pm | Contiki Tours

Contiki continues to thrive on YouTube with fourth annual RoadTrip - this year with New Zealand’s own Jamie Curry More >>

Fund to support collaborative indigenous arts projects

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 4:00 pm | Creative New Zealand

Māori artists working collaboratively with other indigenous artists are being invited to apply for support from Creative New Zealand’s International Indigenous Artform Exchange Fund. More >>

Get up close with New Zealand’s most common predators

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 3:02 pm | Canterbury Museum

Get up close with New Zealand’s most common predators in a new exhibition at Canterbury Museum opening on Saturday, 18 April 2015. Spiders Pūngāwerewere Up Close! features 40 of New Zealand’s more commonly-found spiders illustrated in large high quality ... More >>

Join Us in the Fight Against Aboriginal Displacement

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 2:57 pm | Ruby Jack

Music by: Fran Kora (Kora) Noah Slee Swizl Jager Rodney Fisher (Goodshirt) Dead Little Penny Surrey Boudit Albi (Albi & the Wolves) DJ SuLu (The Black Seeds) Zvi Indyk Speakers including Marama Davidson. More >>

Oily Rag - Financial Fritters

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 2:55 pm | Oily Rag

Fair Go ran an interesting segment about a couple (Mike and Kirsten) who were having money worries, despite being a +$100k income household - the sort of household that some politicians call "rich". Trouble was, Mike and Kirsten were not rich, ... More >>

A Melting Pot of Entertainment

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 2:39 pm | Queenstown Winter Festival

(16 April, Queenstown) – The entertainment for the American Express Opening Party and Fireworks is being announced today, with Margaret Urlich, Debbie Harwood and Annie Crummer from When the Cat’s Away joining together with The Band of Gold to ... More >>

The Desperation of Modern Love is Only a Key Stroke Away

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 2:26 pm | Elephant Publicity

Following the sellout success of their Auckland Arts Festival co-production The Book of Everything, Silo Theatre’s 2015 season offers up a startling and awkwardly recognisable portrait of contemporary life crisis. Eight Gigabytes of Hardcore Pornography , playing ... More >>

CRC Speedshow Top Half Series is Proven Stepping Stone

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 2:25 pm | CRC Speedshow

It’s that time again for keen karters in the upper North Island, time for the annual CRC Speedshow-sponsored Top Half Series. More >>

Leading NZ Entrepreneur Speaking in Rotorua

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 2:16 pm | Rotorua X

One of the brightest young business minds in the country is coming to Rotorua to speak at a Rotorua X event on Thursday 21 May. Sam Hazledine - successful entrepreneur, business author and extreme ski champion - will present ‘Anything’s possible,’ ... More >>

Ross Wins NZV8 Touring Cars Final

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 2:08 pm | Concept Motorsport

The round win was testament to the amount of skill and hard work Ross and the Concept Motorsport team have put in over the season to make the Nissan competitive in it's inaugural campaign. More >>

Cruise New Zealand Celebrates Ovation Deployment

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 2:04 pm | TIANZ

Cruise New Zealand Celebrates Ovation Deployment For the last year, Cruise New Zealand had been saying “it’s not if, but when”, and now the big ships are coming. Royal Caribbean International has announced that its brand new Ovation of the Seas ... More >>

SOAK Premieres Video for New Single 'Blud'

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 2:01 pm | The Label

SOAK has unveiled a video for the official release of forthcoming-single ‘Blud’ , ahead of the arrival of her to our shores for a one off show in Saturday night at Auckland’s Golden Dawn and her debut album via Rough Trade . ‘Before We Forgot ... More >>

Mojo Pulse Keen to Repay Coach in Milestone Match

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 12:28 pm | Mojo Pulse

Mojo Pulse Keen to Repay Coach in Milestone Match The Mojo Pulse players would like nothing better than to deliver coach Robyn Broughton a much-needed win against ANZ Championship netball high-flyers the West Coast Fever in Wellington on Sunday . Joining ... More >>

NZ Mountain Film Festival 2015 – A Focus on Youth

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 12:25 pm | Mountain Film Festival

The thirteenth NZ Mountain Film Festival is certainly proving to be lucky with the phenomenal line up of speakers presenting over the 9 day event. The keynote speaker is Alex Honnold, world famous solo free climber from the USA. He will be joined by ... More >>

2degrees ‘Play the Bridge’ Bollywood style

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 12:22 pm | 2degrees Mobile

2degrees is playing the bridge to Bollywood this Saturday night after receiving huge numbers of requests for Bollywood to be played during its seven week ‘Play the Bridge’ campaign. More >>

Exhibition remembers Hawke’s Bay’s WW1 participation

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 12:18 pm | MTG Hawke's Bay

MTG Hawke’s Bay exhibition commemorating Hawke’s Bay’s participation in the First World War opens this weekend promising a big journey grounded in local experiences of the War at home and abroad. More >>

Southern Fillies Line Up to Battle the Series Finale

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 12:12 pm | NZ Bloodstock

The final leg of New Zealand Bloodstock’s Southern Filly of the Year Series will be held at Riccarton this Saturday with the running of the Listed $50,000 New Zealand Bloodstock Warstep Stakes (2000m). More >>

TV ONE's Sunday heads to Gloriavale

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 12:12 pm | TVNZ

This week Sunday returns to an hour timeslot, with a revealing investigation into the secret world of Gloriavale - an isolated religious community on the South Island’s west coast. More >>

Chris 'ATKO' Atkinson to test Extreme Rallycross machinery

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 12:01 pm | Styledia

Australia’s most successful rally driver Chris ‘ATKO’ Atkinson will sample his first taste of Rallycross racing when he takes part in the SIDCHROME EXTREME Rallycross test day at Sydney Motorsport Park on May 1. More >>

Red Bull Sound Select Prepares Special 12”

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 11:57 am | Red Bull

Red Bull Sound Select Prepares Special 12” for Record Store Day This Weekend. Printed, pressed and packaged up! Fan’s special Red Bull Sound Select 12” gifts are ready to hit record stores across New Zealand as part of the international celebration ... More >>

NZ Wood Timber Design Awards 2015 “Stage One Entries Open"

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 11:49 am | NZ Wood

Only four weeks to go until entries close - Don't miss out on entering these awards! More >>

Sprig & Fern fresh hop Harvest Pilsner set to go nationwide

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 11:15 am | Sprig and Fern Brewery

Tracy Banner’s fresh hop Harvest Pilsner has won five medals in five years at the Brewers Guild of New Zealand awards and the Sprig & Fern owner and head brewer is quietly confident the 2015 brew will continue that winning streak. More >>


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